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- Anticoagulant : Agents that prevent blood clotting.
- Arterial occlusive disease : A circulatory disease characterized by stenosis (narrowing) and occlusion (blockage) of the arteries in the limbs.
- Asperger's syndrome : A pervasive developmental condition related to autism.
- Atrial fibrillation : Condition where there is disorganised electrical conduction in the atria, resulting in ineffective pumping of blood into the ventricle.
- C-reactive protein : Globulin that appears in the blood in certain acute inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatic fever, bacterial infections, and neoplastic diseases.
- CHADS2 : A scoring system for patients with atrial fibrillation which attempts to determine their risk of stroke.
- Carotid endarterectomy : Excision of the thickened, atheromatous tunica intima of a carotid artery.
- Coagulation : The process of the interaction of blood coagulation factors that results in an insoluble fibrin clot.
- Colon (anatomy) : The segment of large intestine between the cecum and the rectum including the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon.
- Colorectal cancer : Malignancy that arises from the lining of either the colon or the rectum.
- Ester : The molecule R1AOOR2 where A is an atom and R1 and R2 are molecular groups.
- Hemostasis : The process which spontaneously arrests the flow of blood from vessels carrying blood under pressure
- Homeopathy : System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Hydrocortisone : The most important human glucocorticoid, a steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal cortex.
- Julius Axelrod : (30 May 1912 – 29 December 2004) American biochemist whose work was influential in the development of pharmaceuticals.
- Naproxen : Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used for the reduction of moderate to severe pain, fever, inflammation and stiffness.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent : Medication other than corticosteroids having analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity due to their ability to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins.
- Organic chemistry : The scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of chemical compounds of carbon and hydrogen, which may contain any number of other elements.
- Platelet activation : Series of progressive, overlapping events triggered by exposure of the platelets to subendothelial tissue, and release reactions.
- Platelet aggregation inhibitors : Agents that antagonize or impair any mechanism leading to blood platelet aggregation.
- Platelet : Cell fragments circulating in the blood.
- Rheumatology : Medical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of connective tissue diseases; a subspecialty of internal medicine
- Stent : Slender thread, rod, or catheter inserted into a tubular structure, such as a blood vessel, to provide support during or after anastomosis.
- Stroke : A sudden loss of brain function due to interrupted blood supply.
- Toxicology : Study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons and the treatment of poisoning.
- Trademark : A word, phrase, design, or other feature that is legally accepted to identify the source of a product or service
- Vascular disease : Pathological processes involving any of the blood vessels in the cardiac or peripheral circulation. They include diseases of arteries; veins; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.